Adventures in Tarragona

Kate Mclean
January 31, 2017

My first official weekend outside of Barcelona was to Tarragona, a Catalonian port city and one of the oldest cities on the Iberian Peninsula in northeast Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. The area gained prominence and historical significance as a Roman colony, which was used as a fortress and arsenal. During its Roman days, Tarragona was filled with fertile plains and sunny days where the area could successfully produce wine and flax in addition to minting coins. Today, it is the home of ancient Roman remains (including walls, amphitheater, public baths, and circus), religious buildings built in the 12th and 13th centuries, and other cultural sites. It was an amazing trip and great way to explore the Catalan culture!

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Kate Mclean

<p>Wanderlust enthusiast, seeker of all things sweet, and lover of exploration.</p>

2017 Spring
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George Washington University, The
International Relations
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